Danspiration! – More Than Words

The Danspiration Workshop, held recently at Rowan Tree Primary School, had a profound impact on learners who thoroughly enjoyed the dance session. More Than Words, the driving force behind the initiative, demonstrated a strong commitment to making performing arts accessible to everyone.

Both learners and staff actively participated in the workshop, expressing their enjoyment through smiles and laughter that resonated in the school hall. Beyond the celebration of dance, the collaborative nature of the event has hopefully set the stage for potential future partnerships between our school’s Sing and Sign Choir and More Than Words. The workshop’s success is a clear testament to the practical and transformative influence of the arts in enriching the lives of individuals with diverse abilities and backgrounds.

Having fun with our friends from Meadowbank

Recently we have been very lucky to welcome the children from the Lighthouse, which is the SEN provision at Meadowbank school, to our school every Monday. The children have been visiting Poplar 1 and Fir 2. They have been having lots of fun joining in with our P.E sessions, messy play and mark making activities and just spending time getting to know their peers. It’s been a great chance for our children to meet and greet other children from our community and for staff to connect and learn best practice from each other.

Sing and Sign Choir perform @ St Phillip’s Church

 St. Phillips Church has recently had the pleasure of welcoming the Sing and Sign Choir. Members of the congregation had the fantastic opportunity to watch the choir demonstrating various signs while performing eight songs! It was a truly captivating experience that showcased the power of communication through sign language and Rowan Tree’s commitment to a Total Communication Environment.

 We are incredibly grateful for our close links with St. Phillips Church, which made this visit possible. It is through partnerships like these that we can continue to provide unique and enriching opportunities to our learners.

 #CommunityConnections #SingandSignChoir

‘Access to Success’ Session

🌟 Exciting day at Rowan Tree Primary School as the Atherton and Tyldesley Sports Association brought together six different schools for an amazing yoga and dance workshops to our school.

Led by Vicky and Jaydan, pupils had a blast exploring the world of movement and relaxation. It was fantastic to see so many schools coming together to access the resources available within our Specialist Provision. Thanks to our Deputy Headteacher (Kathryn) for organising and everyone involved for making this day extra special!

 #CommunityCollaboration #ActiveMindsActiveBodies

Forest School with Meadowbank

Every Thursday, some of our children from the Engagement classes, have had the chance to join some their peers at Meadowbank Primary School for forest school sessions. The children have had lots of fun getting to know each other in the outdoors, playing and exploring. It’s been really beneficial for all of the children and they have really enjoyed it.

Art Workshop at Atherton St George’s Primary School

On Friday 29th September members from our School Council attended an Art Workshop at Atherton St George’s Primary School. We helped to design and make clay bricks that will be used for a sign in Tyldesley Town Centre. Lots of Primary Schools from Atherton and Tyldesley have worked together to create this sign.

Our Town Awards

In a heartwarming celebration of community dedication, Rowan Tree Primary School was recognised as a distinguished runner-up for the coveted “School of the Year” award at the highly anticipated Our Town Awards in Wigan Borough. These annual awards honour individuals and organisations that go above and beyond to support and uplift their local community.

We’re incredibly proud of our school’s profound impact on our local community, the students’ remarkable achievements, and the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff team which has garnered widespread recognition and admiration.

Our school Senior and Middle Leadership teams joined fellow nominees in celebrating their extraordinary contributions to the Wigan Borough community at The Edge.

Landgate visit for Sports Competition

Landgate School have visited Rowan Tree twice this half term, once for a Boccia competition and then for a Kurling competition. on both occasions the pupils showed brilliant teamwork skills, resilience, kindness and developed their skills in different sports.
Well done everyone!

Rowan Tree Primary School Shines at 2023 Believe Sports Awards

Wigan Borough’s sporting community gathered in exhilaration on October 7th, 2023, for the prestigious 2023 Believe Sports Awards. The event, hosted at The Edge, celebrated the outstanding contributions, achievements, and exceptional dedication of local sports enthusiasts, from rising stars to unsung heroes. The night was made even more special with the presence of British Olympic legend Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards, who presented the coveted awards to the deserving winners.

Although Rowan Tree Primary School didn’t secure the ultimate victory, the school had every reason to be proud. “Boxing For Better,” an initiative within our school, achieved a remarkable feat by securing second place recognition for their outstanding contributions to our community.

School staff whom have ran various sports events were invited to attend the event alongside Kathryn Oliver our Deputy Head. Since joining our school, Kathryn has been at the forefront of spearheading a remarkable array of sports events that promote inclusivity and involve specialist provisions across Wigan, as well as fostering a strong sporting culture within our school.

Panathlon Tenpin Bowling

8 pupils from across Key Stage 2 represented Rowan Tree at the Panathlon Tenpin Bowling event on Tuesday 10th October.
They worked together as a team, learnt new skills and had lots of fun!
Special mention to Nick who was one of the highest scorers for the event, bowling over 100!!
Well done everyone!